The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Arte Originale) (4K UHD Limited Edition) (Arrow Video) (Arrow Films Store Exclusive) [UK]


Contributor Steels/Arrow
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Release date: June 28, 2021
Purchase link: Arrow Films
Price: £30.00
Notes: Arrow Films Store Exclusive - UHD Disc only - Limited to 1000

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Contributor Steels/Arrow
Premium Supporter
  • New 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • Black Gloves and Screaming Mimis, an interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger exploring the film’s themes and its relationship to both the giallo and Fredric Brown’s novel The Screaming Mimi
  • The Power of Perception, a visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexanda Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria and The Giallo Canvas: Art, Excess and Horror Cinema, reflecting on the recurring theme of perception and the role of art in Argento’s filmography
  • Crystal Nightmare, an interview with writer/director Dario Argento
  • An Argento Icon, an interview with actor Gildo Di Marco
  • Eva’s Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • 2017 Texas Frightmare trailer
  • Image galleries
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook, and a new essay by Rachael Nisbet
  • Fold-out double-sided poster featuring two original pieces of poster artwork
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
  • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring two original pieces of poster artwork
  • Limited to 1,000 copies
Jul 27, 2016
Its a stellar giallo and the very first film by Dario Argento. It is considered one of his best and is a truly historic piece of Italian cinema. Imo Argento would top himself again and again after this but its still a shockingly assured and masterful debut.
Thanks for the reply mate. Might be worth picking up then
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Mar 24, 2013
Nice to see the use of that great looking almost Picasso-esque poster that originally promoted the film in Latin America and elsewhere:-


On a side note, that gallery space in the movie brings to mind another space in a more recent movie - the latter separated by just over 5,000 miles and just under 50 years from the former:-